"Woods Oviatt's Summer Associate Program strikes the perfect balance by exposing associates to the demands of real-life legal practice while also providing numerous opportunities to truly get to know the firm's attorneys in fun social settings. What surprised me most about my experience as a summer associate was how invested the firm was in my success and growth. Because the program rotates you through the firm's various practice areas, I faced many challenging assignments on subject matters I knew little-to-nothing about. I was relieved to find that all of my questions were not only answered but encouraged. I left my summer at Woods Oviatt having met some of the most driven, passionate, and kind practitioners in Western New York. I consider myself lucky to be a part of the Woods Oviatt family."
Andrea K. DiLuglio, Esq. - Woods Oviatt Litigation Attorney - Summer Associate 2014
"As a summer associate at Woods Oviatt Gilman, I was provided an opportunity to gain practical experience in several practice areas; ranging from handling a closing, to preparing clients for depositions, to drafting wills and power of attorney. Moreover, as a summer associate I was able to interact with clients and glean an understanding of what it takes to cultivate long term client relationships. In addition, the summer program at Woods Oviatt Gilman incorporated social gatherings and networking events in order to supply a holistic professional experience. As a result of the summer at Woods, I was fully prepared for the practice of law in the Rochester community."
Duwaine T. Bascoe, Esq. - Woods Oviatt Litigation Attorney - Summer Associate 2011
"I was surprised at how much I grew during my summer at Woods Oviatt. The firm does an excellent job at introducing summer associates to the practice of law and gives a very realistic idea of what life would be like as a first year associate at the firm. As a summer associate, you have the opportunity to rotate through each of the firm's four practice groups and see what day-to-day life would be like as a Corporate, Trusts & Estates, Real Estate, and Litigation attorney. I was given a number of interesting and challenging assignments, and every attorney I worked with was eager to give feedback and spend time answering my questions. I had the opportunity to really get to know the attorneys at the firm through working with them and at social events. I went into the summer not entirely knowing which area of law I wanted to practice in, and came out with a more solid understanding of what my interests are and who I am as a professional. But most importantly, I spent the summer surrounded by gifted, intelligent, down-to-earth, and interesting people. The Woods Oviatt work environment is truly a positive one, and my summer at the firm not only informed my decision about what area of law I wanted to practice in, but the type of people who I wanted to surround myself with in my career."
Jamie K. Winnick, Esq - Woods Oviatt Corporate Attorney - Summer Associate 2013
My summer with Woods gave me sophisticated legal experience with a close-knit team of professionals. I traversed a broad range of practice areas, working and interacting with a range of people and personalities just as diverse. Despite the many differences in projects and people, the constant during my tenure as a summer associate was two-fold: the work was never run-of-the-mill; and, the people were always ready to lend a helping hand. After ten weeks, I knew what it meant to be an associate with the firm, how fun summer softball could be (even with no baseball background), how many great places to eat there are in Rochester, and, most importantly, that the firm would do everything in its power to help me succeed. I could not be more thankful to have landed where I did.
Nicholas S. Proukou, Esq. - Woods Oviatt Family Wealth & Estate Planning Attorney - Summer Associate 2012